This is an African American Spiritual, as well as a sea shanty. Read more about it here.
Roll the old chariot along, yes, (repeat)
Roll the old chariot along, if you don’t hang on behind.
If your mother’s in the way, just roll right over (repeat twice)
If she don’t hang on behind.
If your sister’s in the way…
- listen to a major key version
- songs with dotted eighth note – sixteenth note patterns
- songs with mi, re, do
- songs with the tonic triad in the melody
- songs using more than one voice (singing & talking)
- sea shanty version: Roll the Old Chariot
Extras for Plus Members
- Song with chords (PDF)
- MIDI file